Ted Schwaba posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:20 pm
I am estimating a multiple-groups latent growth curve model across seven time points. The model estimation terminates normally, but the H1 model estimation does not converge. I have set H1iterations to 30,000 and starts to 20.
Because the H1 model estimation does not converge, chi-square model fit is not computed, but all other parameters and fit statistics are estimated.
Substantively, what does it mean that the H1 model estimation does not converge? Should I take caution in interpreting the model?